AIRLINE DELAY TRENDS, 1972 - 1973 STUDY OF BLOCK TIME DELAYS GROUND AND AIRBORNE FOR SCHEDULED AIR CARRIERS. VOLUME I. SUMMARY

Estimates of block time delays for the nation's domestic scheduled air carriers operating out of 20 major airports were determined from a data base recently made available by the CAB. This data base provides monthly averages of operational times, both airborne and on the ground, for all route segments receiving scheduled air carrier service, but the data in this report are limited to 325 route segments connecting with the 20 airports included in this study. Block time delays are those encountered from ramp to ramp on a route segment. Average monthly estimates of the delays for the airborne portion of the segment (wheels off to wheels on) are provided for a two year period from 1972 to 1973, and are categorized according to (1) route segment, (2) airline (3) aircraft type and (4) local scheduled arrival or departure time. Average monthly estimates of the ground portion of the route segment are categorized according to arrival and departure ground times at the 20 specific airport locations connecting the network of routes included in the study. Estimates of arrival and departure ground delays at specific airports are categorized further into Busy and Dull time intervals. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • HOROWITZ, S M
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-EM-74-11-Vol-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM